Atletico Madrid could be set to rival Manchester United in the race to sign Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig this summer. 

The La Liga giants are on the lookout for a new central defender to arrive ahead of next season, with Diego Godin all but set to depart the club. 

According to claims from Fichajes, as cited in a report from Calciomercato, they have identified Upamecano as a possible target following his impressive form for Leipzig. 

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The promising French defender has established himself as a valuable player for his side and is likely to be subject to plenty of interest during the summer transfer window. 

Manchester United were heavily linked with a move to sign Upamecano earlier on this year, but it seems the Red Devils will need to battle Atletico if they are to secure his signature.

The 20-year-old is held in high esteem by Leipzig, and it is likely that only a premium price would convince the Bundesliga side to part with the centre-back.

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